Collegiate Competition

RULES AND REQUIREMENTS 2017

Oklahoma Entry Fee: $30.00

Competition Date: Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, 2017 at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Catlett Music Building
Online Entry Deadline
: 11:59 p.m. October 15, 2017
Chair: Sandra Meyer
1901 N Bell Ave., Shawnee, OK 74084
405-788-9070
sgmeyeromta@gmail.com 

ENTRANT CATEGORIES

Entrants may enter in solo performance areas to include piano, voice, and orchestral instruments.

Category A: Freshman and Sophomore students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students in the first and second year after high school.

Category B: Junior and Senior students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students in the third and fourth year after high school.

Category C: Graduate students in college who have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition, or students out of high school 5 or more years who have not reached aged 27 at the time of the competition.

Category D: Students in this category perform for critique only. This category includes all students who are high school graduates and have not reached age 27 at the time of the competition.

Category E: Students in this category perform for critique only. This category includes all students who are high school graduates beyond the age of 27 at the time of the competition.

PERFORMANCE TIME
Time Limit (MinimumMaximum)
Category A 10 min.20 min.
Category B 12 min.20 min.
Category C 12 min.30 min.
Category D 12 min.20 min.
Category E 12 min.20 min.

TEACHER ELIGIBILITY
1. OMTA collegiate teachers may enter students in their professional applied teaching area(s).
2. A first time OMTA/MTNA teacher must pay state and national dues by the entry deadline.
3. OMTA teachers paying dues by June 30 are eligible to enter students.
4. OMTA teachers paying dues after June 30 will be required to pay a one time late fee of $25.00 (payable to OMTA) and must be paid with submission of entry form(s) unless previously paid for 2016-2017 to enter students.
5. Non-OMTA member teachers may pay a $120 participation fee to enter students. 

TEACHER RESPONSIBILITY
1. It is the responsibility of each OMTA teacher to abide by the posted rules of the competition.
2. Failure to abide by the posted rules will result in the disqualification of the entrant.
3. The teacher and/or students may not have contact with the adjudicators before, during or after the competition.
4. The teacher must inform students of their obligation to abide by the printed rules of the competition which also includes the following:
a. The student may not have contact with the adjudicator before, during or after the competition.
b. The student may not have contact with the Vice President for Auditions and Competitions or any OMTA Board Member.
c. Audio and video taping violates copyright laws and is not permitted.

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS
Piano: Two or more compositions chosen from contrasting periods. One must be Baroque or Classical. Repertoire must be memorized.

Voice:
1. An aria from a standard opera or oratorio.
2. Two art songs (French, Italian or German) each in a different language.
3. One contemporary English or American song.
4. Once the above three requirements are met, the student may complete the time requirement with other suitable repertoire.
5. Repertoire must be memorized.

Instrumental: Two or more compositions chosen from contrasting periods. One must be Baroque or Classical. Repertoire need not be memorized.

Additional requirements for Piano, Voice and Instrumental entrants:
1. The performer will be allowed a brief warm-up (one-minute maximum) in the competition room before performing for the adjudicator.
2. The student may choose the first piece to perform. The adjudicator will select the order of the remaining repertoire.
3. In the interest of time, an entrant may be stopped during a piece. Students will not be disqualified for exceeding time limitations in timed events, although they will be stopped when the time limit expires.
4. A student may not enter repertoire performed on a previous OMTA Conference program.
5. Repertoire cannot be changed after 1 week past the entry deadline.
6. Pieces for prepared piano will not be acceptable.

REPRODUCTION OF MUSIC
1. Reproduction of music, including transpositions by hand or machine, may not be used by accompanists and may not be provided for the adjudicator(s).
2. The only exception to this rule is for music which is out of print or still in manuscript (not published). Then the teacher must: a. Provide the student with a letter of permission from the publisher or copyright holder to copy the music b. The letter of permission must be presented at the competition
3. Reproduction of single pages may be used by the accompanist to facilitate page turns. The published score must be on the music rack.
4. Computer generated music must have proof of purchase.
5. Repertoire written with accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. The teacher may accompany their students.
6. Computer generated tapes and CD accompaniments are not permitted.

EXAMINATION OF MUSIC
1. A monitor may examine all music prior to the performance of each entrant and the entrant's accompanist.
2. Entrants must provide original scores for the adjudicator(s). Entrants without an original score will be permitted, provided all other competition requirements have been met, to perform for critique only and will not be considered as a winner, alternate or honorable mention.
3. Reproduced music without a letter of permission from the publisher and/or copyright holder will be removed and may not be used by the accompanist, or provided for the adjudicator(s). The entrant will not be permitted to perform the music in violation of this rule.
4. Reproduced pages to facilitate page turns must be clipped to the original page in the score.
5. Identifying names must be removed from the music. 6. Measure numbers not printed in the music must appear in each measure or at the beginning of each line.

COMPETITION WINNERS
1. In Categories A, B, C a student may only be a winner one time in each category in the same performance medium.
2. Winners will appear in recital during the OMTA State Conference June 2-3, 2017, at the Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is not necessary to play one of the same pieces played for the competition.
3. Appropriate concert attire and proper performance etiquette is preferred for the Winners' Recital.
4. A monetary award will be presented to each winner at the State Conference. If any winners are unable to perform at the OMTA State Conference, their award checks will be mailed to them.
5. In the event there is only one entry in a specific category, the entrant must perform for a critique in order to qualify for the monetary award.
6. OMTA must have a current mailing address, email address, and telephone number from each winner for correspondence pertaining to the State Conference and awards.

COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
1. The competition performance is open to the public.
2. All competition winners, alternate, and honorable mentions will receive a certificate. The certificate, critique sheet, and music must be picked up by the student, teacher, or another designated person. These materials cannot be mailed at a later date.

ADJUDICATORS
1. The decision of the adjudicator(s) is final.
2. The quality of the performance will determine the selection of the winner rather than the length or difficulty of the repertoire.
3. The adjudicator(s) have the prerogative not to declare a winner, alternate or honorable mention.

POLICY
No refund will be given for entry fees if an OMTA audition or competition must be cancelled due to inclement weather.

Online Entry Form for Piano/
Instrument(Pay by Credit Card)
Online Entry Form for Voice
(Pay by Credit Card)
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